posted on Jan, 25 2004 @ 04:00 PM
As companies fight to protect their web presence and trademark rights, they attempt to strongarm legitimate owners of domain names first, as threats
are sometimes cheaper than litigation.
A famous case similar in fashion, where Uzi Nissan owned the domain name www.nissan.com
, fought valiantly to retain his web
name. He won and lost, as he got to keep the name, but can no longer use it for commercial business.
It did not matter that Uzi owned the official US Service Mark registration, and was a legitamate corporation in America, and had been established
The name had been registered in 1994 and in 1995, Nissan the automaker wrote him expressing concern over the use of the name. In 2000, Nissan the
automaker filed suit against Uzi.
[Edited on 25-1-2004 by smirkley]